Podcast Episode

Games that Challenge What You Believe

  • Pawel Miechowski of 11bit Studios comes on to talk about their impactful games This War of Mine and Frostpunk
  • He explains how gameplay is the language of games, and how to use it to cover challenging subjects
  • Their strategy for asking moral questions of players
  • How they made This War of Mine as close to reality as possible

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • Mr. Koya
    • Use the code PLUS7 at checkout to get 20% off an order of 2+ shirts and get FREE shipping!

 

  • The Polygon Show
    • Each week, four of Polygon’s best and brightest gather to cover the latest news, chat about games, and answer your burning questions.

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Listen to the show:

 

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Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

The First Game About Peace

  • Asi Burak, legendary creator of Peacemaker and the Chairman of Games for Change speaks about the huge potential of games to change the world
  • He explains how we wants his book Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World (LINK) to change how people see video games
  • How games have been used to change people’s hearts and minds about subway safety, have allowed old enemies to empathize, and will be diagnosed by doctors
  • His current organization, Power Play, and what they do to bring the power of gaming and esports to more and more spaces

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • Mr. Koya
    • Use the code PLUS7 at checkout to get 20% off an order of 2+ shirts and get FREE shipping!

 

  • History of Fun
    • Podcast from Polygon about the hidden backstories behind the things you love to do.

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Games That Keep Us Safe

  • Dr. James Pita shares how we creates games for security applications
  • How passion for games led to a career in emerging technology
  • How to turn even the most important and complex problems into a game you can win
  • James’ solution have been used to secure airports, trade ports, and wildlife preservation.
  • This is Part 2 of our series on Games + Social Change

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • Mr. Koya
    • Use the code PLUS7 at checkout to get 20% off an order of 2+ shirts and get FREE shipping!

 

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

How Gamers Cope

  • Dr. Steve Kuniak, mental health professional and founder of Experience Points
  • Dr. Kuniak shares his experience as a person looking to games to get through hard times, as well as a professional, helping other gamers
  • Problem-focused coping – what it means that gamers favor this approach to handling their challenges
  • Gamer motivation profile, BrainHex: LINK
  • Games and Culture Journal: LINK

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

+++++++

 

Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game

  • A board game that lets you be a corrupt politician – manipulating elections to get yourself elected again and again and again
  • Joshua Lafair, one of the creators of Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game, speaks about creating a game based on a particular method of voting manipulation
  • How to turn a serious topic that doesn’t get enough attention into board game mechanics
  • What it’s like to use a board game to push for a cause
  • How game publishers can be hesitant to create a game with political content
  • How Kickstarter enables new game ideas to be developed
  • How experiencing something is a more potent way to learn

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Game to Grow

  • Therapeutic tabletop role-playing games – what they look like, how they work, and who they help – with Adam Johns and Adam Davis, Founders of the non-profit Game to Grow
  • How Game to Grow uses the unique story building of tabletop RPGs to address the needs of the players in therapeutic game sessions
  • Some examples of the adventures that help people address their mental health needs and develop skills

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone

  • Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo, Clinical Director of Take This! talks about his work at the nonprofit promoting mental health in the gaming community
  • The personal roots of Dr. B in psychology and in gaming
  • How Take This! helps prevent anxiety and overload for gaming convention participants
  • How and why Dr. B is teaching therapists how to play Dungeons & Dragons
  • How Take This! is promoting a better space for discussion and community in the gaming sphere

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

+++++++

 

Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

What is Gaming Disorder? + Part 2

Josué Cardona and I continue our discuss with the fallout of recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition.

 

What is Gaming Disorder?

  • Licensed mental health counselor Josué Cardona returns to share his expertise on the classification of “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization
  • We dive into what exactly this classification means, and do our best to understand what a diagnosis of the disorder looks like

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • 2 Girls 1 Podcast
    • An awesome podcast that brings the curious corners of the internet right to you

 

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

+++++++

 

Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

How to Quit Gaming Addiction

  • Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters on video game addiction
  • His personal struggle, turning to games for help, and realizing how he could improve his life without them
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder in the “Conditions for Further Study” Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5th Edition (DSM5): LINK
  • ^ basically, how a group of psychiatrists wants to define what we are always calling “gaming addiction”
  • What your first step should be if you think you might be addicted to games
  • Why it is so important to understand why you play the games that you do and the way you do
  • The level of stimulation that games provide
  • How games fulfill basic human needs

 

  • The WHO classification of “gaming disorder”
  • How pictures of kids playing video games could have huge consequences

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • Mack Weldon
    • Use promo code <PLUS7> at checkout for 20% off your first order

 

 

  • Game Quitters
  • Game Quitters podcast
  • Game Quitters Youtube
  • Cam Adair on Twitter
  • Reddit community: r/stopgaming

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

+++++++

 

Listen to the show:

 

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

RSS feed

 

Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

 

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.